The Strand House
Like cinnamon on coffee cakeWe went for a birthday celebration and the staff and restaurant was very warm and welcoming. Choice of food fit our tastes perfectly. With the great food and wonderful dessert, an enjoyable time was had by all.5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMOkThey can do much better with their salads. Tried several of them, and they are just not good. Maybe chef go eat one of Paul Martin's salad, to see for self.
Will try Strand again, but never their sad salads.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMMOTHER'S DAYWe love RockNFish but it is loud. This is our third time to the Strand House and we find the food is excellent although smaller servings than RockNFish and more expensive and the noise level is very good comparatively. The service is also very good, but I find the service at RockNFish a little better. Of course the Ambiance and view are outstanding. The interior is the best I've seen in MB. We definitely recommend this place to our friends.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMMom RoksBeautiful night out with family just got in from San Diego
good food excellent service and nice view to te pier.
order the little donuts desert great with kids and coffe5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMVery cool place!I love Strand House. Everything about it is exactly what I look for in a lunch or dinner experience! Very cool bar as well for weekends and fun people watching!5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing Anniversary Experience!We were in the mood to try something new to celebrate our 8th anniversary and we could not have been happier with our evening at the Strand House! The hostess sat us at a window table with a beautiful view and the waiter and all of the staff were helpful and attentive throughout the evening. We shared the chef's board, the asparagus salad, the fantastic scallops as an entree and saved room for dessert. The waiter highly recommended the donuts, which sounded a little odd, but he was absolutely right that they are out of this world! This is a wonderful spot for any occasion. We will definitely be back soon!5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMwonderful meal and a viewI requested a seat by the window to catch the sunset and received the best seat in the house. The view is spectacular and the food is equally as enjoyable. The menu is eclectic and I pushed my own boundaries to be pleasantly suprised. It is pricey, but enjoyable none-the-less.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect!We went there for brunch on a Saturday for a friend's birthday. They let me come a few minutes early and decorate the table. Service was awesome! Very friendly staff, especially at the front. Wait staff was very attentive. Food was great and we didn't have to wait long. Unbelievable ocean view. I would definitely recommend this restaurant, and would definitely go back again!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMScallops were amazing. WildScallops were amazing. Wild Mushroom tagliatelle was to die for....would definitely go back. Dine early to avoid the crowds and high energy noise. The view of the pier is magnificent.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMCelebrated with my sisterCelebrated with my sister in law for my closing on a condo. We sat in the bar area and lounged with some yummy cocktails and pupu's for a bit while enjoying the ocean view at sunset. Then we were sat on the upstairs outdoor patio. The patio was nice and had great heat warmers that allowed us to enjoy our meal even though the sun had gone down. Our server was Rick Palma and he was the best!!! He was super friendly, very attentive and gave great recommendations! I had the beef short ribs and they were delicious.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMView is wonderful. Had theView is wonderful. Had the scallops on risotto and it was very good, One friend had the chicken which wasn't cooked enough and another had the short ribs and liked it very much. Overall, experience is good.4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMHad a great time here, theHad a great time here, the food was fantastic and the service was wonderful. I would definitely come back.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food is amazing. It'sThe food is amazing. It's just too loud for a romantic dinner, we had to speak really loudly.4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food with a viewGreat dinner for a group from my company plus visitors from Brazil. Food was well presented and very tasty, fresh.4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMSuperb atmosphere, serviceSuperb atmosphere, service and food. Amazing vegetarian fare and excellent price point. All tables have the phonomenal view.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Strand House is at theThe Strand House is at the top of my restaurant list. We had a birthday dinner there and everything was wonderful - great food, wonderful sunset view, service - and we were delightfully surprised with a gratis fudge cake w/ ice cream complete with candle.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMRomance and EnergyMet by a pleasant hostess, we waited at the bar for either a booth or view. We ordered a few 'Strand Margaritas' and was not disappointed - the old adage 'pay for what you get' certainly stands true here and applies to the whole evening. A 10 minute wait at worst around 9pm on a Friday night was a surprise for a great table right against the floor to ceiling windows and our waiter was informative, courteous and happy to provide whatever it was we seemed to be looking for, in this instance a lively dinner with a great view where we didn't want to feel rushed. Note there is a quasi-club vibe downstairs on weekends and the ambience most certainly creeps its way up but for me, a little energy never gets in the way of a romantic night out...4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMVery noisy but food is goodVery noisy but food is good with interesting selections!4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMClassy Renovation - Beautiful Meal!After a hefty renovation of the existing space (formerly "Beaches"), the Strand House offers excellent food and is priced reasonably enough to be accessible to local diners and tourists. Of course, its ocean view is unparalleled for miles and miles around.
Although management needs to better train and organize its runners, our waitress was friendly and attentive. And management was extremely classy in addressing a question I had about a charge on my bill. Anyone looking for the right spot for a relaxing delicious meal in a beautiful setting should definitely come to the Strand House!4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a wonderful overallWe had a wonderful overall experience - the only reason I didn't rate higher was because I had asked for a table by the window and we were unable to get one, although our view was still very nice. The steak tartare was lacking in flavor, but the beet salad, ribeye steak and duck were amazing. The duck melted in your mouth!4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMReally enjoyed my dinner dateReally enjoyed my dinner date here. Phil took great care of us. He offered great recommendations on the food and wine. We'll definitely be back.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything was great for myEverything was great for my birthday lunch, we had a booth, very comfortable. i had the salmon entree - the best ever! great presentation4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMHad a wonderful time at EasterHad a wonderful time at Easter brunch at The Strand House. The views from most every table are lovely and the service was a "10". The quality of food was fresh, and tasty. I would definitely come back.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMWent with family for EasterWent with family for Easter brunch. This is hands down the best restaurant view in all of the South Bay - every table has an almost unobstructed view of the ocean, beach and pier. Food was very good - sandwiches and breakfast items better than the pizzas. Service was attentive and quick to respond to special requests. Interesting and varied wine list - will definitely be back.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Strand House us a veryThe Strand House us a very special dining experience. Great and innovative food and a sweeping view of the Palos Verdes Peninsula and Malibu. The Manhattan Beach pier is the centerpiece.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMTruly everything our partyTruly everything our party of 4 ordered was amazing from appetizers to dessert! Our waiter was perfectly attentive. Only complaint was waiting an extra 30 minutes for our reservation but I kind of expected it at 8:15 on a Saturday night... It was worth the wait!3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMWent right after opened--disappointWent right after opened--disappointed. But they seem to have their act together now. Interesting food takes, great wine list. Bravo for the improvement.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMLocation Location LocationSo it was my first time to the restaurant. I wanted to spend a leisurely lunch with friends who had time to kill before their long flight back overseas. The floor to ceiling glass windows facing the Pacific gauranteed a wonderful view no matter where one was seated. I had requested a window seat nevertheless and was thrilled that my request was honored. The day was spectacular, warmer than I had anticipated and when I saw an open table on the terrace I had a change of heart and thought an al fresco meal would make this afternoon all the more memorable. Our waiter was accomondating but after 20 minutes we felt the wind was getting the best of us and sheepishly asked to move yet one more time-hence the 5 star service.3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, service and ambiance.Great food, service and ambiance. Consistently excellent and meets all expectations.3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMWas a terrific experience.Was a terrific experience. Went for brunch. Food was great; service was outstanding; and view was spectacular. They accomodated my request for a table with a view for my overseas guests and they were very excited with the view. I'll be back.3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMsomewhat noisy in themainsomewhat noisy in themain dining room 2nd floor.had to struggle at times to hear what my girlfriend was saying.otherwise great spot3/13/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful ambiance, perfectWonderful ambiance, perfect view over Manhattan Beach, interesting menu, excellent service, wonderful design, inviting spaces. Will return2/26/2013 12:00:00 AMPlace is always crowded, peoplePlace is always crowded, people come for the view, make a reservation, especially if you want one of the outdoor tables on a sunny day. Good menu variety and wine list. Service was patient while we waited for more to join and once all arrived, didn't hurry us along, let us enjoy the view, food, wine and conversation at a leisurely pace.2/24/2013 12:00:00 AMTook my out of town friendsTook my out of town friends for lunch and they loved it. Unfortunately it was overcast but you could still see the beach. Our servers were great and attentive. Get the chaucuterie to start. It's made in house. Prices are a little high but the atmosphere, service and food make up for it.2/5/2013 12:00:00 AMThe pick of the litter amongThe pick of the litter among the South Bay beach cities restaurants. A beautiful, upscale venue with innovative sea-oriented items on the lunch menu. The view over the Manhattan Beach pier is spectacular, complete with dolphins frolicking among the surfers. Easy nearby public parking.1/17/2013 12:00:00 AM